North West

From magnificent houses and mighty castles, to stunning coastline and dramatic landscapes, there’s plenty to explore in the North West.

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Manchester's snowdrop city

Snowdrop City installation at Manchester Art Gallery

Last year, local volunteer groups, communities and schools came together to plant 100,000 snowdrops to mark the centenary of the First World War in Manchester. They've started appearing - find out where you can see them and download a map of their locations.

Manchester's snowdrop city 

The first signs of spring in our gardens

A sign that spring is here, a host, of golden daffodils © NTPL/National Trust Images/Paul Harris

A sign that spring is here, a host, of golden daffodils

It's one of the best times to visit a garden, whether it's to stroll, relax or take in a little bit of nature. Wrap up warm and try Dunham Massey or Sizergh.

Mothering Sunday - gardens & high tea

Treat someone special to a high tea on Mother's Day © NTPL/National Trust Images/Paul Harris

Treat someone special to a high tea on Mother's Day

It's a very special day over at Speke Hall on the 15 March - treat mum to an exclusive guided tour of our beautiful spring gardens with the Head Gardener, followed by a delicious high tea.

Discover the Lakes this spring

Discover spring in the Lake District © NTPL/National Trust

Discover spring in the Lake District

William Wordsworth’s wild childhood is the inspiration for a new season of discovery in the Lake District this spring, and if you’re visiting us over the holidays, here’s some Easter inspiration.

Take a break. Just here...

Keep warm in a Berber tent with a log burner at Low Wray campsite © NTPL/David Hamer

Keep warm in a Berber tent with a log burner at Low Wray campsite

It’s the perfect time to relax in the Lake District - whether that means taking to the fells, or watching the world go by next to a log burner. We’ve 18 cosy holiday cottages and three beautiful campsites to choose from.

Music & Manuscript

Music and Manuscript at Chethams © Chethams

Join us at Chetham's Library on Sunday 22 March for an afternoon of music using manuscripts from the library's historic collections, plus a chance to see some of it's musical treasures. 

Book your tickets (external link).

Quarry Bank's grant

Quarry Bank Mill in the winter snow © Quarry Bank

We’ve secured a £3.9m grant from Heritage Lottery Fund to help us restore Quarry Bank. We’ve all we need to start tying the threads of this wonderful story together…

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